Energy Thought Leaders Series: Managing your plants aging assets; how to achieve operational excellence

*Webinar Available* Age is just a number. Learn how you can extend the life of your aging assets by joining us on Wednesday 21st August.
Energy Thought Leaders Series: Managing your plants aging assets; how to achieve operational excellence

This seminar is available as a Webinar. To access the Webinar you will need to register.

Come along and hear from our industry experts about how you can extend the life of your aging assets.

Companies are being increasingly challenged on how they manage assets to ensure ongoing reliability and integrity.

It is increasingly important for asset operations to be driven by a central strategy, developed to safely and cost-effectively manage the life extension of these assets, operating beyond, or approaching, their design life.

Age is just a number. Well-operated and well-maintained assets will last longer than other assets that do not have asset performance management strategies in place.

Key themes:

  • Strategies to increase the reliability of critical assets.
  • Execute maintenance programs that deliver reliability.
  • Initiatives and technology enhancements focused on reduced downtime.

Preliminary Program

1745 - 1800 – Registration
1800 – 1845 – Presentations
1845 –1925 – Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
1925 - 1930 – Key take outs and event close
1930 - 2000 – Networking & Refreshments

Guest Speakers

Danielle Gunnell

Danielle Gunnell
Superintendent - Milling Maintenance | Newcrest Mining

Danielle Gunnell has a passion for life and travel and that extends in to her professional life. She currently lives in Papua New Guinea working for Newcrest. Her drive stems from her love of her work where her career is not only treated as work, but also a hobby. She enjoys making assets and systems work as intended, without requiring endless amounts of energy required to do so.

She has worked in many base metal mineral processing environments around the world and her experience spans from mine start up to asset maintenance in aging plants which have all provided their own unique challenges.  Her Asset Management experience includes exposure to planning, reliability execution and project management and all roles have contributed to her overall understanding of good Asset Management practices.


David Washbrook
Maintenance Planning Engineer | Qenos

David Washbrook is a Mechanical Engineer with over 32 years’ experience working in the Altona Petrochemical complex. He started as a contract project engineer at PRA (now Mobil Oil Refinery), before moving to BFGoodrich (later to become Australian Vinyls) as the site maintenance engineer. For the last 20 years he has worked at Qenos in maintenance and reliability engineering roles. David specialises in asset management systems, in particular the planning, scheduling and application of the SAP plant maintenance module.

His current role includes being a member of the Qenos iQ asset management advisory team to chemical plants in China.

Andrew Williamson

Andrew Williamson
Manager - Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability | Mobil Refining Australia Pty Ltd

Andrew Williamson has worked for ExxonMobil for over 26 years, starting his career in a variety of operations roles with the Lubricants division.  For the majority of his career he has held roles on the operations side of the business, but has also held several positions in non-operational functions including Procurement and Sales, including a technical role as a Lubrication Engineer. Andrew worked in Singapore as an Operations Manager in the Lubricants business and also as the Manager of the Asia Pacific Environmental Services (Remediation) group before moving to the ExxonMobil Altona Refinery in in Melbourne in 2013. These roles have seen Andrew development significant experience and expertise in the field of Safety, Operations and Maintenance.

Andrew is presently the Maintenance, Reliability and Engineering Manager at the Altona Refinery, a position that leads the entire process of maintenance from discipline engineers establishing reliability principles for the plant, through maintenance planning and scheduling, and finally the efficient execution of maintenance and engineering projects within the Refinery

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Melbourne.

Greg Williams

Greg Williams
Director Engineering & Asset Management | Yarra Trams

Greg Williams is an asset management professional with 30 years experience in the care of physical assets.  He has worked in a variety of senior and general management positions with the Navy, Tenix, Transfield Services, Silcar, AGL, Alinta, Jemena, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Powercor. His career has included roles in systems engineering, project management, logistics support, quality management, maintenance and risk consulting.  Greg has a track record of achievement in leadership of asset management functions, enterprise and operational risk, regulatory compliance, business continuity and crisis and emergency policy.

Throughout Greg’s career he has remained keenly interested in maintenance and process safety practices.  He has delivered workshops and technical papers on risk, maintenance, life cycle costing, asset management and asset information management for a variety of clients and international conferences. He has developed and delivered graduate level courses on maintenance engineering and logical fault diagnosis at RMIT, and continues to contribute thought leadership in these areas.


Alistair Parker

Alistair Parker
Executive General Manager - Regulated Energy Services | AusNet Services

Alistair Parker leads the Regulated Business for AusNet Services, including their three regulated energy networks and metering. Over the next few years, AusNet Services will ready the Regulated Business to meet the rapidly changing needs of its customers. Alistair draws on more than 30 years’ experience in the energy industry in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, both in industry and consulting.



Who should attend
Asset Managers, Integrity Engineers, Mining Engineers, Construction Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Manufacturers

This seminar is worth 2 CPD hours.



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21 / 08 / 2019 - 05:45 pm to 08:00 pm
Registration Closes
21 / 08 / 2019 05:00 pm
Engineers Australia Melbourne
Level 31
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne - Webinar Available
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Andrew Williamson
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